The Mystery of Three Quarters - The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
23 Aug 2018
The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot – the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket—returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in 1930’s London.
Returning home after lunch one day, Hercule Poirot finds an angry woman waiting outside his front door. She demands to know why Poirot has sent her a letter accusing her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met.
Poirot has also never heard of a Barnabas Pandy, and has accused nobody of murder. Shaken, he goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him — a man who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy…
Poirot wonders how many more letters of this sort have been sent in his name. Who sent them, and why? More importantly, who is Barnabas Pandy, is he dead, and, if so, was he murdered? And can Poirot find out the answers without putting more lives in danger?
“Not bad, my dear Watson…” Oh sorry! That’s another whodunit series…
But that’s all I can say about this book… “Not bad” but that’s all. Yes it has some characteristics of the original Poirot books but IMHO the writing style is not as strong as is the story line.
Rebooting successful series has been done before and IMHO not very good; the Millennium series, James Bond and so on. They all shattered in my eyes because the new author wanted to put something from his- herself in it, understandably. This book has the same problem and that’s where it goes wrong…